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The Need for Speed

The Need for Speed

"How do I get faster?" Whether you play rugby, compete in the CrossFit games, or want to run a faster 10k, every athlete has "The Need for Speed" in their training.  But how do you add speed work into your weekly training routine safely and easily while getting the most out [...]

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Why Athletes Should Do Yoga

Why Athletes Should Do Yoga

Do you know you need a little more muscle flexibility, but don't want to go to a regular yoga class for fear that you won't understand what's happening or that your inflexible athlete body won't be able to keep up with everyone around you? While you don't need to be [...]

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Spring Training Tips

Spring Training Tips

The first day of spring has passed, and the weather is getting nicer along with the days growing longer. Many of us are planning for upcoming competitions, ramping up spring training, and tackling harder and longer workouts.  This is one of the most exciting times of the year!  You get [...]

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Sleep as a Recovery Tool

Sleep as a Recovery Tool

According to Wikipedia, a nap is "...a short period of sleep, typically taken during daylight hours as an adjunct to the usual nocturnal sleep period. Naps are most often taken as a response to drowsiness during waking hours." Sleeping and napping are both important, and often overlooked, components of our [...]

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How to Use: NormaTec Recovery

How to Use: NormaTec Recovery

You've heard the buzz on the street about the NormaTec recovery boots...but what do they do and how do you use them? We've got the scoop on our NormaTec Recovery System and how you can use them to maximize your recovery time! What's the Science? After realizing that improving the massage pattern was [...]

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Sauna Recovery

Sauna Recovery

How exactly does our full spectrum infrared sauna work? And what's the recovery benefit of sauna time? The simple act of sweating is one way the body regulates itself, allowing one to heal and remain healty. Sunlighten infrared saunas (like the mPulse we have here at Recharge) are designed to promote [...]

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Anti-Inflammatories: Good or Bad?

Anti-Inflammatories: Good or Bad?

So I have been guilty of this in the past: popping Aleve whenever my Achilles hurt or I felt overly sore after a workout.  Aleve is an anti-inflammatory, so I thought it would help my body recover and heal faster.  Well, after my long stay at the Olympic Training Center [...]

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